Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:14:04 GMT
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Not only are a lot of people already donating items, but people are chippingMore >>
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:20:52 GMT
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
Some residents that live near the Dougherty/Worth County line have their eyes on the road as water rises.
Many say they've seen this all before and are preparing for the worst. Those who live near County Line Road and Moultrie Road aren't wasting any time getting prepared. People say they just want to be prepared for any scenario.
Anytime there's a heavy down pour residents near County Line Road and Moultrie Road say they have learned to expect that flooding will soon follow. "I have seen it happen here a lot, I grew up here and for my entire life when we've gotten a rain like this it's happened,"said Christina Mclellan.
The rainfall has slowed, but Pam Robertson, a store employee, is worried the flooding could get worse over time. "I was coming in to open up the store at 4:30 in the morning and they had the road kind of blocked because the water was over the road. I came in and the owner and his son-in-law were over there pumping the water out," said Robertson.
Robertson says it's bound to happen again. "If you look, I've been watching stumps over there, and all the stumps are under water now. To avoid damage, residents lined the outside of the business with sand bags. Those that have lived in the area for a while say it's time for the county to step in and do something about the issue.
"I've had to clean the store up many times, it gets real bad in this area, I think the County should do something about that, it's been going on for years and years and years," said Alfred Warren.
Dougherty County isn't the only place experiencing flooding, more than a dozen roads are closed in Worth County. No one has been evacuated in either county, but officials are staying on high alert, as crews continue to monitor roads and other areas.
Residents would like to see officials help build up the area so the flood damage doesn't continue. Folks are reminded to use caution if you see water over a roadway. Don't try to drive through it, just turn around.